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Author Esther, Elizabeth.

Title Girl at the end of the world : my escape from fundamentalism in search of faith with a future / Elizabeth Esther.

Publication Info. New York : Convergent Books, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-7  FIC EST    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  277.3082 EST    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  277.3082 EST    AVAILABLE
Edition First Edition.
Description x, 213 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group--which is just a shorthand way of saying I'm classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp "modesty vision" that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away." In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, "Girl at the End of the World "is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail.
Subject Esther, Elizabeth.
Christian biography.
Religious fundamentalism -- Biography.
Psychological abuse -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
ISBN 9780307731876 paperback
0307731871 paperback
9780307731883 (electronic)

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